As we discussed my repurposing project in class, I would like to elaborate on all of the wonderful ideas y’all gave me! The original piece of writing I have chosen for my re-purposing project is an argumentative essay against Cape Wind, an offshore wind turbine project. In the essay I make the point that Cape Cod is not a good host site; it is not that I am against renewable energy, I just think environmentalists need to take their project somewhere else. The original essay is directed towards homeowners who have the ability to vote against the project. It currently does not have enough funding which has pushed back its start date.
You all had some wonderful ideas to get my creative juices flowing. They included: targeting the environmentalists to show them a different point of view, write a narrative about a day on Cape Cod once the turbines have been built and Shelley gave me the idea to emulate something like Silent Spring – a nonfiction story describing the effects of uncontrollable pesticide use and how it is harming our environment. That is where Rachel Carson’s title fits in. She writes a story about a spring with now birds chirping or animal running: a silent spring. This brings me to the title of this blog post. If the turbines are built you will be able to hear them from the shoreline: Noisy Cape Cod.
I plan to take all of your advice. I am very glad you guys were able to help me come up with a new target audience – this is what I was struggling with the most! But I plan to target the environmentalist that wish to implement Cape Wind. I want to show them the ways the could be destroying such a beautiful place. I want to do a little bit more research on Silent Spring to get ideas about how to descriptively show the effects of the wind project.
My fear is that this idea is not a holistic re-purpose of my paper. But, if it is I’m goin with these ideas. Thanks Guys!!
I can see it now … “Dear Environmentalists, Please don’t make my Cape Cod noisy.” JK